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? not italy, i can tell you that. one global investor shares his pick next. tracy: the food and the love is still better there. a look at the winners and losers on the nasdaq. as we head out to break, research in motion up top. liberty media holders and sears all down today. we will be right back. tracy: so here's a shocker, not only as a federal government spending way more money than it has, but state government spending is also out of control. so much so that had to hold a conference to figure that out. senior washington correspondent peter barnes has the latest. let's get all these people together, spend more money to figure out where overspending. >> it was an interesting conference. many state governments have also made big spending commitments they may not be able to keep and display experts at the u.s. chamber of commerce said it could be getting worse. this report from that task for force, the state budget crisis task force estimated state and local tension funds are underfunded by 8 trillion to 3 trillion. another trillion for unfunded health benefits and other health care refo
for government to keep raising the value added tax. we've seen it happened in spain, italy and greece and wherever it's tried. adam: i lived in spain a long time ago. i guess you realize you don't paying it at the time but things are more expensive. david: thank you, gang. thank you very much. thanks to the company. thanks to you for watching. now here are dagen and dennis. hi, gang. dagen: merry christmas. love to your family. david: thank you. same to yours. dagen: i'm dagen mcdowell everybody. dennis: i'm dennis neal -- kneale. dagen: is it the fiscal cliff fears that have shoppers down this season? retailers are reporting slowing sales over the last couple of weeks. dennis: a woman fired for being too attractive and a supreme court says it is legal. dagen: i will bite my tongue because it is the top of the hour and stocks now and every 15 minutes. nicole petallides at the new york stock exchange. hey nicole. nicole: i look forward to hearing more about that particular story as i watch the stock market here, i do see the dow is down about 1/3 of 1%. majority of the dow components a
? coming from italy and spain. are you concerned at all that it will dig into your maagins? >> i am not. has been around for a long time. % go, you know, it is a lower effervescent sparkling, and it's from italy. i just don't think it's tapping into our market all. i say that because we are up to tremendous this year. cheryl: well said. breaking news coming out of washington. great to have you on the show. happy new year. i want to bring in diane, as we do every 15 minutes. we are getting some news coming out of washington. the dow jones jumping right now. up 70 points right now. >> reporter: that's right. session highs. the dow up 73, nasdaq about 35, the s&p up almost 12 points after seeing it fairly flat, searching for direction all morning. keep in mind, five straight losing sessions for the dow, trying to stave off that losing streak here on hopes of of this bill cliff still coming through, also taking a look at pfizer and bristol-myers today, the fda approving a cholesterol fighting drug from both companies. those are both up. bristol-myers up one and a half%. pfizer up just sligh
, guess, take a guess. it is a greece. tracy: i was going to say italy. i really was. ashley: they're not far behind. annual corruption index says all the countries embroiled in financial crisis top the list in europe, spain, portugal, yes, operationsy, italy. it measures the perception of the corruption in the public sector. as the most corrupt nations in the world. here we go. afghanistan, north korea, and somalia top the list. on the other side of the spectrum, countries with least perceived corruption, denmark, fin left-hand and new zealand. where does the u.s. rank? 19th. tracy: nobody lives in those countries. ashley: what they do is very simple and very clean. tracy: very blond. ashley: very blond. definitely in denmark and finland, that's for sure. tracy: the dark skin, the dark eyes. we're all evil at heart. ashley: that is the quote of the day. thanks, tracy. i didn't say that. tracy: all right. quarter after. come on. right? think about it. as we do every 15 minutes we check on the markets, nicole petallides on the floor of the new york stock exchange. from the most corr
support of spain and italy if they sign to oversight and japan talking about printing money until they get a 2% inflation rate, every central bank in the world defect of the lowering interest rates or expanding balance sheets so everybody is flooding the global market with liquidity and in that environment you want assets that can scale their cash flow to the decline in value of the currency, equity, real-estate, not fixed income, tragically that is where investors are putting their money. ashley: what happens when they take the punch bowl away and if that happens all the sudden? the fed says it will signal clearly but that has got to be a concern. >> i have a feeling that ben bernanke has dusted off the fed's post world war ii playbook. people think we are in unprecedented policy environment we are not. we were deeply indebted after world war ii and the fed cut interest rates to zero and could compare for 14 years. every time the ten year treasury popped above 2 bling 5% they printed money and bought the ten year treasury for 14 years. the result of that was slowly over time we rode away
't affect the millionaires. they had to dial back. in france, of course, in all these countries and italy and other countries excise tax. they went in first. the cuts came after that, whatever meager cuts. that was growth of the growth off the growth. melissa: right. >> the lesson to be learned from europe isn't to be careful on cutting. it is to be careful on hike being, on hiking taxes. the beast is the government, in my opinion here. the beast is the government. you don't reward the beast by giving it more food, more dollars. that's what i near is going on here. melissa: yeah. lori: the president's desire to get rid of the debt ceiling limit at all, what kind of ramifications, what could happen? are we looking at another debt downgrade? a second downgrade could be really, really -- >> here is what i agree with him. this charade we go through every few months on the debt limit. republican presidents, democratic presidents, mark zandi from moody's it does damage our credibility. i agree to something like that. i didn't like fiat saying i will handle the debt thing. that would be like let
. and samsung withdrawal requests for injunctions against apple in germany, the netherlands, italy, france and the u.k. after a federal judge yesterday denies apple's request to ban sales of samsung's smart phone found to illegal use apple technology and instantgramm says it has the right to sell your photos without payment for notification and there is no way to opt out. move such to take effect on january 16th and the policy coming from three months after facebook completed its acquisition of the photo sharing sight. that is the latest from fox business giving you the power to prosper. ashley: budget talks in washington dominating headlines. our investors overlooking the bigger global threat than the fiscal cliff? joining us doug cote, chief market strategist withing investment management. always spending too much time worrying about the fiscal cliff and what worrres you on the global scale? >> fundamental you shouldn't focus too much on politicians anyway, what we are looking at is paying attention to the fundamentals of corporate earnings, what matters to companies and what we have see
as you have a drag on the economy. you have negative growth, a recession in spain and italy this year. you also have negative growth in greece. there's only so much you can have of negative growth across the continent of europe before impact spending patterns across the world. there are positives out there but we have to be focused on the fact that these problems are not going to go away. one of every four people in spain are unemployed and under the age of 25. fifty-six% to not have a job. that is a major rest of the for disaster and the math does not work. if you try to fix a problem with negative growth and nobody working. dennis: a lesson here. one last note on the fed. what is your concern there? >> pretty simple. the fed has raised the credit market. yield and price are not real. they are buying up trillions of dollars of these bonds and i'm worried about the day when the market no longer listens to them. the market has not been bigger than the fed over the last few years. of the market gets bigger than the fed, look out. yields should be much higher than where they are and if w
. it is not investing in itself. it is not doing things to create shareholder value. here is what italy's to, $2.7 billion fine. back of the envelope calculation in the last 10-q, that is 35% of the company's cash balance as of the last quarter. this has the potential to really impact the company. what happened to boil it down, a mexican company, kind of like the yellow pages of mexico, a website there, claiming breach of contract, lost profits. that is why the mexican court ruled as it did. it is expected that yahoo! is going to, you know, appeal this case but this is big bucks we're talking about here clearly. lori: investors are confident about that appeal because the stock is up 1 1/2%. >> there are a couple of reasons investors are sticking around. superstar celebrity, tech celebrity, marisa meyer, fifth ceo in a handful of years. they're willing to give her a shot. the company committed $3.6 billion to buying back stock. it already spent 212 million bucks just since marisa meyer said she would buy back the stock, the stock is up 20%. that is the real catalyst here. if we see the ruling sti
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